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Adult birth children's feedback form
Date of parent(s) review
What have you enjoyed about being part of a fostering family? What are the positives?
What have you not liked about being part of a fostering family? What are the negatives?
What has changed personally for you?
Is there anything you think you should have been told before your family started fostering? Are you consulted before a new child or young person comes to live with you?
Are there any times when you wish that your family did not foster e.g. at school/college/work, with friends/other activities?
How do other people react to you when they become aware that your family fosters? How does this make you feel?
If you have had a child/young person leave your fostering family how has this made you feel? Have you felt supported when this has happened?
Who do you talk to about fostering?
Would you like to talk to other people who are in the same position as you?
Would you be interested in attending any training for older/adult birth children to help you understand some of the backgrounds, feelings and behaviours that foster children may have?